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media archeology - a conversation - CTheory.net
The important stuff is always in the footnotes.

"Media archaeology is an approach to media studies that has emerged over the last two decades. It borrows from Michel Foucault, Walter Benjamin, and Friedrich Kittler, but also diverges from all of these theorists to form a unique set of tools and practices."
DH  newmedia  theory  media 
december 2014 by mcmorgan
The Social Life of Documents; introduction by Esther Dyson | Brown | First Monday
This article's been out there for a long time. Serves as an intro to _Social Life of Information_
newmedia  socialmedia  DH 
february 2014 by mcmorgan
The Paratext's the Thing - The Chronicle Review
Don't you just hate it when new media wonks appropriate a perfectly useful critical term like paratext and bend it to their liking? Remember when the term deconstruction really meant something more than *traditional analysis*? Don't you just love it when the Chronny Review at least lets you know that your critical hobbyhorse is now the latest trending? Paratexts in media and money.
paratext  newmedia 
january 2014 by mcmorgan
Engelbart: Augmenting Human Intellect (1962)
Invented the mouse, windows, much of the GUI, implemented hypertext and collaborative computing. Early thinking about how computers can help us learn and do.
newmedia  history  internet  augmentation 
january 2011 by mcmorgan
V Bush - As We May Think - The Atlantic
Classic for history of new and social media, hypertext, internet. The only good use of microfilm ever created. 1945
history  internet  augmentation  newmedia  notetaking  scholarship2.0  writing 
january 2011 by mcmorgan
Gary Hamel on Managing Generation Y - the Facebook Generation - WSJ
Seems I've seen these 12 points before - can't recall where, but they are familiar. Anyway, brief, light-weight toss-off article homogenizes The Kids by working backwards from characteristics of some web interactions to characterizing the Coming Workers.
management  facebook  newmedia  socialmedia  fyc  fluff 
november 2010 by mcmorgan
“Notes, Lists, and Everyday Inscriptions”: Introduction | The New Everyday
A curated cluster media commons, considering how we take notes - the devices and the technques. #1 on my Instapaper list right now: That's a case where the note is the content. 
lists  literacy  newmedia  #plenk2010  ple  notetaking 
september 2010 by mcmorgan
Ben Davis on social media art - artnet Magazine
"Is there any more interesting way to think about the topic than the loose and impressionistic manner that it is currently framed?" Of course there is. And the doscussion is just getting started.
semiotics  social_art  socialmedia  newmedia  rhetoric 
august 2010 by mcmorgan
Rhizome | Art In Your Pocket: iPhone and iPod Touch App Art, part 1
" about the burgeoning activities of media artists creating new works or updating versions of their older interactive screen-based projects for Apple's iPhone and iTouch mobile devices.
newmedia  iphone  ipad  art 
june 2010 by mcmorgan
Rhizome | Art in Your Pocket 2 : Media Art for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad
" about the burgeoning activities of media artists creating new works or updating versions of their older interactive screen-based projects for Apple's iPhone and iTouch mobile devices."
newmedia  iphone  ipad  art 
june 2010 by mcmorgan
Andreessen’s Advice To Old Media: “Burn The Boats”
is longstanding recommendation that they should shut down their print editions and embrace the Web wholeheartedly. “You gotta burn the boats,” he told me, “you gotta commit.” His point is that if traditional media companies don’t burn their own boats, somebody else will.
print  publishing  media  newmedia 
march 2010 by mcmorgan
Aspen no. 5+6, item 3: Three Essays
Death of the Author, Barthes. STYLE AND REPRESENTATION OF HISTORICAL TIME / GEORGE KUBLER. THE AESTHETICS OF SILENCE / SUSAN SONTAG
newmedia  litcrit 
february 2010 by mcmorgan
Genpets.com - Bioengineered Buddies!
That we react to them is telling. That we work to articulate a response to them is even more telling. Statement: http://www.brandejs.ca/portfolio/Genpets/What
semiotics  argument  newmedia  mashup  marketing 
august 2009 by mcmorgan
The Ed Techie: Social media learning principles
Martin Weller on six principles to keep in mind while designing networked instruction.
1. <embed> is the universal acid of the web – we should build around it.
2. Simple with reach trumps complex with small audience.
3. Sharing is a motivation to participation - so make it easy and rewarding to do.
4. Start simple and let others build on top
5. Providing limitations frames input (Cf twitter, 12seconds, etc)
6. Complexity resides in the network not the application
newmedia  newliteracy  socialmedia  design  educationaldesign  teaching  coursedesign 
july 2009 by mcmorgan
MediaShift . How Journalists Are Using Twitter in Australia | PBS
Excellent overview of uses by and responses to twitter in pro journalism. From ABC Australia.
newmedia  journalism  citizenjournalism  socialmedia  Twitter 
july 2009 by mcmorgan
Wired Campus: Professor Says Free Lectures Did Not Boost Book Sales, Contrary to 'Wired' Editor's New Book - Chronicle.com
Fun stuff, with a Wired editor arguing for causation, an academic author arguing a fluke, and commentators arguing both ways. The article is written so that all can have their say, which by my book, is the New Journalism.
publishing2.0  web2.0  longtail  new_epistemology  newmedia 
july 2009 by mcmorgan
Wolfram Alpha - a new kind of Fail
Taking Wolfram and his data processor down a notch.
newmedia  plagiarism  google  searchengine 
may 2009 by mcmorgan
Birkerts - Resisting the Kindle - The Atlantic (March 2, 2009)
I see in the turning of literal pages—pages bound in literal books—a compelling larger value, and perceive in the move away from the book a move away from a certain kind of cultural understanding, one that I’m not confident that we are replacing, never mind improving upon.
books  reading  newmedia  newliteracy  Kindle  Birkerts  ebook 
april 2009 by mcmorgan
extraordinary book sculpture
"Dettmer's sculptures invite us to think about deeply-held taboos around the sanctity of books as objects; a conversation that recurs - especially in the context of e-readers - around discussion of digitized text."
newmedia  newliteracy  books  book_culture  sculpture  ebook  Kindle 
april 2009 by mcmorgan
The Social Life of Paper - review
Paper persists owing to useful affordances. Easy review of a couple of books, c 2002.
newmedia  paper  notetaking  socialpractices  literacy 
march 2009 by mcmorgan
Let's Stop the Twitter Madness - The Daily Beast
Second of two recent columns dissing twitter as a waste of time. Again, no evidence, a lot of straw arguments, and invoking the usual scary tropes and commonplaces: we aren't reading Great Works, Losing the Craft of the Thank You Note ... Comments from readers show insight.
twitter  media  so  newmedia 
march 2009 by mcmorgan
Twitter Jumped the Shark This Week - The Daily Beast
One of two recent columns on why twitter is a waste of time - the arguments really seem that thin and puritan. It's a diversion from Real Work and Real Contact. Lots of name calling. Lots of fallacies. Little evidence.
twitter  media  newmedia  socialnetworking 
march 2009 by mcmorgan
MediaShift . Digging Deeper::NYU Professor Stifles Blogging, Twittering by Journalism Student | PBS
After New York University journalism student Alana Taylor wrote her first embed report for MediaShift on September 5, it didn’t take long for her scathing criticism of NYU to spread around the web and stir conversations.
newliteracy  newmedia  print  socialpractices  dangers 
september 2008 by mcmorgan
MediaShift . Embedded at NYU::Old Thinking Permeates Major Journalism School | PBS
Embedded student reports on NYU: "NYU does not offer the kinds of classes I want. It continues to focus its core requirements around learning how to work your way up the traditional journalism ladder. Here is the thinking I find here:

1. Get an internship at a magazine or newspaper. “This is good for your resume.”
2. Bring the New York Times to class. The hard copy. “It’s the only way to get the news.”
3. Learn how to write for a magazine or newspaper. “Writing for blogs or websites is not journalism.”
4. Become an editor at a magazine or newspaper. “This is the only respectable position.”
journalism  print  newliteracy  newmedia 
september 2008 by mcmorgan
The Tristram Shandy Web | IULM
An interesting flash-based project, making use of TS: texts, critical studies, computational analysis - and an interesting design
newmedia  webdesign  scholarship2.0 
june 2008 by mcmorgan
Andrew Keen - on Media, Culture and Technology
Read an excerpt from Cult of the Amateur in a flash mock mini-book. Wanna see a metaphor?
newliteracy  newmedia  gimmickry 
june 2008 by mcmorgan
The Marginalia of John Adams at Deeplinking
efore blogs allowed people to offer comment on everything they read and tediously deconstruct arguments paragraph by paragraph for the world to see, people like Adams wrote witty remarks in the margins of their books. Lots of them.
literacy  library  writing  marginalia  books  newmedia 
june 2008 by mcmorgan
Friends, friendsters, and top 8: Writing community into being on social network sites
By examining what different participants groups do on social network sites, this paper investigates what Friendship means and how Friendship affects the culture of the sites. I will argue that Friendship helps people write community into being in social n
socialnetworking  socialpractices  erhetoric  newmedia  facebook 
june 2008 by mcmorgan
Participatory Media Literacy / Participatory Media Literacy
A pretty good resource for Participatory stuff: weblogs, wikis, RSS, social bookmarking. Howard Rheingold
newmedia  participatorymedia  social_learning  socialpractices 
june 2008 by mcmorgan
Transliteracy: Crossing Divides, Thomas et al
Transliteracy might provide a unifying perspective on what it means to be literate in the twenty–first century. It is not a new behavior but has only been identified as a working concept since the Internet generated new ways of thinking about human comm
literacy  socialpractices  newliteracy  newmedia 
may 2008 by mcmorgan
University Publishing in a Digital Age
Commentary version of the Ithaka Report on Univerisity Publishing paper. Contains the original text of the paper and demos how CommentPress works.
erhetoric  library  books  academic  web2.0  newmedia  publishing 
december 2007 by mcmorgan
Shawn Blanc » NetNewsWire: Just What You Wanted
Review of NetNewsWire that has extra interest in *how* and *where* and *when* Shawn uses it.
rss  socialpractices  newmedia  newliteracy 
december 2007 by mcmorgan
BibliOdyssey
Books -- illustrations - Analogue print in digital
blogs  blogging  media  newmedia 
december 2007 by mcmorgan
EMAC » About EMAC
The Emerging Media & Communications (EMAC) area will add a new series of courses to the ATEC degree plan that focus on new forms of Internet based writing and content development.
newmedia  course  erhetoric 
august 2007 by mcmorgan
Presentation Zen: David Byrne on PowerPoint: Freedom — who needs it?
It's about the content, and the degrees of choices. Constraints are good; they help construct meaning.
PowerPoint  presentations  newmedia  newliteracy 
july 2007 by mcmorgan
Presentation Zen: Is it finally time to ditch PowerPoint?
PPoint taken through cognitive load theory. Modalites of presentation. Glad this was posted. Trashing PP for poor use is two easy.
PowerPoint  visualization  design  presentations  modalities  newmedia 
july 2007 by mcmorgan
Pachyderm Presentation: How to write a great paper
Interesting for its (ahem) use of Pachyderm new media authoring system. Essentially yet another repackaging / re-mediation of advice far removed from any particular situation. Focus is on stasis by way of discovering a paradox. The Flash media text is t
newmedia  twwt  fyc  rhetoric 
june 2007 by mcmorgan
Trivium - Brooks and Mara
"new media and the web specifically supports grammar as the organizing and collecting of texts and knowledge, rhetoric as tools and know-how for political engagement, and dialectic as a method of reflection"
rhetoric  wiki  newmedia  hypertext  readme 
may 2007 by mcmorgan
Paul Robeson Library:: Provost Video on Plagiarism
In the name of entertainment, the videos represent academic integrity as the demands of a bobble-headed school marm, while the i"real life" examples are from a nonsense paper and illustrate poor practices.
literacy  newmedia  plagiarism  fyc  rhetoric 
may 2007 by mcmorgan
Web 2.0 ... The Machine is Us/ing Us
Wesch. An anthropologist makes a video argument about web 2.0. Solid rhetorical use of new media. Discuss a) the argument: what is it exactly? b) the use of the visual techniques in making the argument.
web2.0  newmedia  rhetoric  en3177 
may 2007 by mcmorgan
The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction - Walter Benjamin
1937 essay, considering principles that are "useful for the formulation of revolutionary demands in the politics of art."
newmedia  academic  aesthetics  benjamin  copyright  essay  theory  culture  media 
may 2007 by mcmorgan
I Can't Stop Thinking!
Scott McCloud, online comics designed as web pages.
webdesign  newmedia  WebDesignExample 
july 2006 by mcmorgan
WIDE research center
writing in digital environments - MSU
twwt  erhetoric  newmedia  research 
july 2006 by mcmorgan
evaluating newmedia assignments
Smart article focusing on metaphorical and metonymic relations between modes. good analysis, and good illustration of evalative approach
composition  writing  newmedia  teaching 
july 2006 by mcmorgan
10x10 / 100 Words and Pictures that Define the Time / by Jonathan J. Harris
Jonathan Harris’ 10 x 10 which builds its content from RSS feeds. The piece selects the most frequently used words from the major news networks to assemble an hourly “portrait” of our world. I would argue that this visualization tool represents a ty
newmedia  news  NetworkedBook 
june 2006 by mcmorgan
Sorting the Pile: Making Sense of A Networked Archive | Kairosnews
"we quickly discovered limitations inherent in the software, which does not allow community participation in the organization of content. Programs like Flickr, created primarily as collection, storage, and sharing facilitators, do not set up useful "
folksonomy  socialsoftware  tagging  socialpractices  NetworkedBook  newmedia 
june 2006 by mcmorgan

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